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OBJECTIVE To study the hip muscle strength and cross sectional area (CSA) in men with hip osteoarthritis (OA) compared to age and sex matched healthy controls. METHODS Based on the American College of Rheumatology criteria regarding classification of hip OA, 27 men (aged 47-64 yrs) with unilateral or bilateral hip OA and 30 age matched randomly selected(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of strength training on maximal force, cross-sectional area (CSA), and electromyographic (EMG) activity of muscles and serum hormone concentrations in elderly females with fibromyalgia (FM). METHODS Twenty-six patients with FM were randomly assigned to a training (FMT; n = 13; mean age 60 years) or a control (FMC; n = 13;(More)
OBJECTIVES Even though clinical findings support the idea that hip osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with increased bone mineral density (BMD), the subject remains controversial. This study was therefore initiated to investigate the relation between the severity of hip OA and femoral and calcaneal BMD. METHODS On the basis of the American College of(More)
PURPOSE To describe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings at long-term follow-up after rotator cuff (RC) tear using standard MRI sequences without fat saturation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-eight patients aged 55.8+/-7.6 underwent MRI examination 4.6+/-2.1 years after surgery for RC tear. Standard sequences in oblique coronal, oblique sagittal, and(More)
Patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) have an increased occurrence of cardiac valve abnormalities. However, the prevalence of cardiac abnormalities in patients with a uniform genotype of ADPKD has not been previously reported. We performed M-mode and color Doppler echocardiography on 109 patients from 16 families with polycystic(More)
The aim of the study was to improve the practical implementation of the dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) by converting the areal bone mineral density BMD (BMD(areal)) to volumetric BMD using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (MRI) because a failure to control for the femoral neck size can lead to erroneous interpretation of BMD values. We also evaluated the(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is common in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Although insulin resistance contributes to cardiac hypertrophy, the relationship between insulin resistance and LVH in patients with ADPKD has not been previously studied. METHODS We performed M-mode and color Doppler(More)
Ten young beagle dogs were run on a treadmill for 1 year, the last 15 weeks 40 km/day. Thereafter bone anthropometric variables, elemental composition, mineral density (BMD) and serum markers of bone metabolism were analyzed and compared with matched-paired control dogs. More osteophytes developed, weight-bearing bones grew larger and BMD of axial skeleton(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize, for the first time, the phenotype and clinical course of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) in Finnish patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS All patients underwent an abdominal sonographic examination and most of those with ADPKD underwent magnetic resonance angiography of the head. Haplotype analysis was used to(More)
The Internet and especially the World Wide Web (WWW) have given new opportunities and challenges in teaching radiology. In Kuopio University and Kuopio University Hospital, we started to develop a new WWW-based radiology teaching file in 1996. Our file was made as a result of weaknesses in other files and as an answer to our local needs. The file consists(More)